Feature Film Writing: Pro-Series
What you can learn.
- Develop, write, and polish a full screenplay in 9 months
- Work with other advanced writers to complete your story and script
- Learn about the industry from guest speakers
- Get support, honest feedback, and encouragement each step of the way
About this course:
Starting with a story concept and developing it into a dynamic, compelling, and market-ready script, you learn how to articulate a personal vision while communicating with a wide audience, and balance the intuitive with the technical. Throughout the process, your originality is encouraged as you are guided to create complex characterizations, a powerful dramatic structure, thematic subtext, and tell your story visually. The intimate, eight-member workshop allows for in-depth and ongoing analysis of each writer's work, along with regularly occurring brainstorming and problem-solving sessions. Guest speakers provide insights into the working writer's process as well as speak to the realities of the movie industry. Participants may withdraw their application any time before acceptance. One writing sample consisting of your best completed screenplay, plus a one-page personal statement and $10 nonrefundable fee are required. Participants will not be charged the full course fee unless they are selected for the series. Upon completion of the course, you also submit your completed script to receive feedback and consideration by an established agent, manager, or producer.
Fall 2018 Schedule
Hybrid courses utilize a combination of in-person classroom meetings and online meetings.
No meetings the week of November 21, 2018; no meeting the week before, during, and after residency.
Restricted course; apply online by adding to cart. Enrollment limited to eight students. Visitors not permitted. No refund after enrolling.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO THIS COURSE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 9/24/18. INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ON HOW TO APPLY.
All submissions must include the following materials (Word Document or PDF):
1) A one-page personal statement that includes your writing background, previous screenwriting courses taken.
2) A completed draft of your feature film script. (Note: participants in this pro-series class work on a brand new script, not the one submitted for this application. No exceptions.)
To apply, click "add to cart" and proceed with check-out. You will only be charged the $10 application fee at this time. The full course fee will be due in its entirety should you choose to enroll based on your acceptance into the course. Since enrollment is restricted there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course.
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